No Touching. Jana ŽelibskáNovember 29 2012 – March 17 2013, Start and end dates
This monographic exhibition of Jana Želibská (1941) is a continuation in the SNG’s permanent ambition to present significant figures of the history of Slovak art of the second half of the 20th century. Želibská, who belongs to the progressive generation of action and conceptual authors of the late 1960s in Slovakia, specifically re-evaluated the impulses of neo avant-garde tendencies, French New Realism and post-Moderna. She was present at the birth of environment art in the 1960s, object and installation at the end of the 1980s and video-art in the 1990s. She openly thematizes the female body through a feminist approach which in her work blended with the characteristic period themes of the alternative scene and unofficial art in Slovakia. This exhibition project will be accompanied by the publication of a monographic catalogue containing studies of several art theoreticians and historians.